iTunes taking FOREVER to back up......

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dino F, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Dino F, Oct 15, 2011
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    Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    ..........my screen has been like this for the pastv hour!!

    I also did a backup before trying to update to iOS5 - don't understand why that backup took a matter of minutes and now its taking over an hour?!
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    What do you have on your device. Some games are HUGE! Also the servers are just a little bit busy right now and I suspect that thing will calm down in a few weeks.
     
  3. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    ....maybe you're right!

    The biggest game I have is Infinity Blade which shows its over 500mb?! Also have some other bigggies - Another World, Flashback + some others + qute a bit of music!

    I take it this is normal then?!
     
  4. Dino F, Oct 15, 2011
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    ....so after 2 hours (and still going), I'm now getting this:

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    .My phone is still connected but does not show syncing on its screen?! Whats going on??
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Windows has always been slow to backup with iTunes. Most likely cause is the file system.

    iOS5 has a tiny spinning sync dodad now beside the WiFi indicator.
     
  6. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    Are you wirelessly syncing? Giz had an article that shows Wifi being substantially slower than USB...
     
  7. rwwest7 macrumors regular

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    I used wifi syncing for about 30 minutes before ditching it and going back to USB. It's a novel idea but wired is always better than wireless.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    On my wife's computer, backing up her iPhone or iPad is an exercise in patience as well. I'm not sure why it takes so long, but its aggravating especially when its so much quicker on my mac.
     

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